Scientists Think They’ve Found the Ancient Neutron Star Crash That Showered Our Solar System in Gold

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Where did gold come from?

Some really interesting scientific research has come out about the origins of gold. According to a few of those scientists, it can be traced back to a star collision.

Live Science said, "In a new study published May 1 in the journal Nature, the duo analyzed the remnants of radioactive isotopes, or versions of molecules with different numbers of neutrons, in a very old meteorite."

Over long periods of time, the results of collisions like these might result in heavy elements like gold. 

Scientists Think They’ve Found the Ancient Neutron Star Crash That Showered Our Solar System in Gold

[15 Unforgettable Images of Stars] The researchers found that a single neutron star collision, starting about 100 million years before our solar system formed and located 1,000 light-years away, may have provided our cosmic neighborhood many of the elements heavier than iron, which has 26 protons.Bartos and Marka plugged those values into a computer model to figure out how many neutron star mergers it would take to fill the solar system with the correct amounts of those elements.

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